Content Directions is currently recruiting for a variety of positions spanning Management, Consulting, Technical, Marketing/Sales, and Administrative. We seek high-energy, creative self-starters who believe in teamwork and are fanatical about customer service. Candidates at all levels must be "results" oriented and demonstrate a passion for problem-solving, a commitment to quality, an ego-less intellectual honesty, and a desire to learn. Candidates should email a resume and a cover note to jobs@contentdirections.com.

Please see the categories below for our current employment needs.

CDI is building a world-class management team and seeks new team members with an entrepreneurial attitude and proven experience in building scalable businesses. Candidates must be leaders who can attract and develop other leaders. They must be equally adept at strategy and tactics, must communicate extremely well in all directions (up, down, and laterally), and must be able to define and follow through on work programs which deliver results while also ensuring effective coordination with other efforts.

CDI seeks consultants with one (or ideally both) of two orientations: management consulting and technical consulting. Management consultants will make the business case for DOI adoption to publishers and other content producers who are evaluating the DOI, and will secure buy-in to the DOI both at the individual customer level and (wherever opportunities allow) at the industry level. Technical consultants will specialize in implementing the DOI for customers, and will be grounded both in the technology used throughout the content life-cycle (authoring/composition/editorial systems, content management, digital asset management, content conversion, metadata, licensing/royalty, digital rights management, e-commerce, and back-office systems), and in the technology used in the DOI process (Internet-based transaction systems, XML, bibliographic/metadata databases, content hosting, access control, etc.).

Both types of consultants must be capable of project-managing a customer engagement, or—at the industry level—organizing and driving industry consensus around standards, processes, and possibly sector-level applications or services.

Though we employ a common underlying approach, methodology, and suite of services, CDI consults across many types of content industries (Publishing, Music, Film/Video, Photography, etc.). We therefore seek consultants who are already experts in these various industries. Although there will be ample opportunity to cross over to other sectors, candidates should already possess a strong "insider" knowledge of at least one industry, how it operates, who its players are, and what it will take to transform the way it does business as it migrates to the online world. Particularly among candidates for management consultant, a clear track record of leadership within an industry sector, including evidence of commitment to issues which transcend the interests of individual companies, and an ability to organize effectively for concrete results, is paramount.

CDI seeks a wide variety of technologists grouped into three general areas: Product/Service Development, Operations, and Internal IT.

Product/Service Development involves creating the services and applications which will make the DOI usable in a business setting and will deliver value to content producers and to the entire digital distribution chain. We are looking for a number of individuals with knowledge across the following skillsets and platforms: UNIX, NT, Oracle (incl. data modeling/architecture as well as database design/implementation), Java, Perl, HTML, C/C++, Lotus Notes/Domino, misc. "Internet infrastructure" technologies (DNS, caching, PKI, etc.), and misc. technology supporting content creation, processing, distribution and sale over the Internet.

Operations ensures that all services will run 24x7 and will scale significantly over time. (We expect that within a 5-10 year timeframe, the number of DOIs on the Internet will reach well into the hundreds of millions.) Skills/platforms required: Same as above, plus tools for database tuning, network monitoring, and overall performance of large-scale Internet-based services.

Internal IT not only manages our internal corporate infrastructure, but delivers internal applications which will strengthen our corporate culture and improve our performance for customers by facilitating information-sharing, knowledge management, customer service, and relationship management with all external customers and partners. Platforms/skills required: UNIX/NT (server level), PC/Mac (desktop), Lotus Notes/Domino (both for corporate email/calendaring and for all internal information-sharing applications), and a full suite of desktop applications, productivity tools, project-management tools, and desktop publishing tools.

CDI espouses a core marketing message and a core set of values in servicing our customers and our partners, but the particulars vary from content industry to content industry, and from technology partner to technology partner. Marketing and Sales staff are responsible for articulating that message and applying it appropriately within all these areas. It also provides market analysis to support our business strategies, including prioritization of resources and activities across these various customer and partner segments. Lastly, although the Consulting division is in one sense also the Sales division, and is the most direct communication channel to customers, Marketing and Sales staff closely support the Consulting division's efforts, taking on tasks with applications across sectors, and providing the support needed to ensure consistency across our sector-specific activities.

We are currently recruiting for the following positions:

VP, Business Development, Advertising Industry
Location: US-NY-NY
Compensation: Base Pay and significant performance-based bonus
Employee Type: Full-Time Employee
Manages Others: No
Education: minimum 4 year college degree
Experience: minimum 5 years
Travel: Some
Manages Others: No

JOB DESCRIPTION
CDI is looking for someone to build significant revenue-generating partnerships with advertisers, publishers, agencies, rich media vendors, and ad servers. Our intent is to be the equivalent of “Intel Inside,” rather than creating a large, dedicated sales force for the retail channel.The successful candidate will be very familiar with the primary companies, technologies, business models and personalities in the interactive web ad space. Deep experience in this field is mandatory. The job requires excellent interpersonal, computer and Internet skills.

REQUIREMENTS
-Candidates should have 5+ years experience.
- Interactive ad experience and strong knowledge of the tools, techniques, players, and business models of the industry is required.
- Minimum bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Information Science, Business, or the liberal arts from four-year college or university mandatory.
- Proficient in the use Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Email, and Internet Explorer (or other browsers). Self-directed and comfortable working with a small, freewheeling entrepreneurial environment.
- Excellent verbal communication skills and an ability to work individually on a project or in a team environment.
- Demonstrated ability to manage details, efficient work habits, and flexibility. Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
- Must be able to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment along with the ability to accept interruptions as part of the routine.
-Self-starter approach to work, with an eagerness to consistently meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility
-Responsible for the creation, delivery and measurement of partner-specific collateral, presentations, and promotions (consistent with company-level branding standards) while at the same time being measured and rewarded for attaining sales and profit targets.

Additional responsibilities include:
-Understand partners’ key drivers through direct interaction with them.
-Collaborate closely with the rest of the company to ensure execution of new product launches, production of sales materials, and marketing programs.
-Identify industry-specific opportunities and develop programs to stimulate growth.
-Develop and execute specific sales & marketing plans
-Determine trends, opportunities, program measurement and action plans
-Provide feedback to the company regarding competition, product opportunities and program enhancements.

 

Channel Partner Manager, SEO/SEM & Related Sectors
Location: US-NY-NY
Compensation: Base Pay and significant performance-based bonus
Employee Type: Full-Time Employee
Manages Others: No
Education: minimum 4 year college degree
Experience: minimum 5 years
Travel: Some
Manages Others: No

JOB DESCRIPTION
CDI is looking for someone to build significant, revenue-generating partnerships with search engine optimization, search engine marketing and web development companies. Our intent is to be the equivalent of “Intel Inside,” rather than creating a large, dedicated sales force for the retail channel.
The successful candidate will be very familiar with the primary companies, technologies, business models and personalities in the search engine optimization / search engine marketing and web development spaces. Previous background in channel or distribution management is mandatory. The ideal candidate for this position will have a background in either SEO/SEM or software tools sales. The job requires excellent interpersonal, computer and Internet skills.

REQUIREMENTS
-Candidates should have 5+ years experience. Search engine marketing/optimization and web development company experience strongly preferred. Minimum bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Information Science, Business, or the liberal arts from four-year college or university mandatory.
-Proficient in the use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email, and Internet Explorer (or other browsers). Self-directed and comfortable working with a small, freewheeling entrepreneurial environment.
-Excellent verbal communication skills and an ability to work individually on a project or in a team environment.
-Demonstrated ability to manage details, efficient work habits, and flexibility. Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.
-Must be able to prioritize tasks in a fast-paced environment along with the ability to accept interruptions as part of the routine.
-Self-starter approach to work, with an eagerness to consistently meet and exceed objectives and take on more responsibility.
-Responsible for the creation, delivery and measurement of channel partner-specific collateral, presentations, and promotions (consistent with company-level branding standards) while at the same time being measured and rewarded for attaining sales and profit targets.

Additional responsibilities include:
-Understand the channel partners’ key drivers through direct interaction with them.
-Collaborate closely with the rest of the company to ensure execution of new product launches, production of sales materials, and marketing programs.
-Identify channel-specific opportunities and develop programs to stimulate growth.
-Develop and execute specific sales & marketing plans
-Determine trends, opportunities, program measurement and action plans
-Provide feedback to the company regarding competition, product opportunities and program enhancements.

Internal administration is the lifeblood of our company. All administrative candidates should understand our mission and continually seek to facilitate it, whether through configuring office space, helping maintain internal information-sharing applications, supporting the professional staff, fulfilling accounting responsibilities, running internal HR/payroll/benefits systems, or interfacing with customers and partners.

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